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John Knowler – The Trap

Posted by demonik on March 3, 2021

John Knowler – The Trap (Panther, 1968: originally Jonathan Cape, 1964)

Blurb:
Mary Baxter, young and innocent, an English suburban rose, goes to work for Wilhelm Schmidt, moody and passionate, an antiquarian bookseller who has a flourishing side-line in erotica. The results of their confrontation are electrifying. Mary’s fresh, prosaic and breathless innocence is brought into contact with an alien and forbidden range of experience: sharp practice, lust, incest, and finally suicide …

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Frank Crisp – The Night Callers

Posted by demonik on February 17, 2020

Frank Crisp – The Night Callers (Panther, Oct. 1961: originally John Long, 1960)

Blurb
ONE BY ONE THE VICTIMS VANISHED
When suburban homes are entered at night without reason and offices are secretly investigated — and when attractive young women vanish without trace one after another in identical circumstances — even Scotland Yard find it difficult to take a rational view of the situation.

These are the sinister circumstances of this spine-chilling story of a desperate struggle for man’s survival with the kidnappers from space.

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Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet

Posted by demonik on June 29, 2011

Simon Raven – Doctors Wear Scarlet  (Panther, 1967)

Blurb
This deliberately outrageous novel deserves to be read even by those who will find that they detest it – Guardian
Obviously destined to be the most smashing popular success since Sapper – Spectator
It terrifies, it sometimes nauseates but it demonstrates one thing triumphantly. Mr. Raven can write – The Times
This is story-telling as it ought to be …. it is not, however, for the squeamish … Bram Stoker himself could not have provided more dark shocks – Books & Bookmen
A climax that is definitely X-certificate – Yorkshire Evening Post

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Penelope Gilliatt – One By One

Posted by demonik on November 19, 2009

Penelope Gilliatt – One By One (Panther, 1967)

Cover: Sid Sutton

Blurb:
A CITY TORN APART BY MADNESS, FEAR, SAVAGERY AND DISILLUSION …

300 years after the Black Death, London is once again an isolated, panic-stricken city of the dying and the dead    …. in the grip of a fearsome plague that has killed 10,000 people by the third week of August.

The boffins are baffled. The PM returns from his grouse moors …

Theatres and cinemas close; the football pools continue by ballot .. .

Afraid of infection, men stop making love to their wives. Out-of-work prostitutes turn to collecting corpses …

BUT MOST EXTRAORDINARY OF ALL IS WHAT HAPPENS TO JOE AND POLLY, AN ORDINARY HAPPILY MARRIED COUPLE, DURING THAT APOCALYPTIC SUMMER OF CLEAR BLUE SKIES AND ROTTING FLESH

“Almost uncannily readable” – Sunday Telegraph

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